The British in Argentina

Commerce, Settlers and Power, 1800–2000

  • David Rock

Part of the Britain and the World book series (BAW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
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    Pages 1-41
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    Pages 43-80
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    Pages 81-124
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    Pages 125-167
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    Pages 169-204
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    Pages 205-246
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    Pages 247-302
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    Pages 303-338
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    Pages 339-366
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 367-424

About this book


Drawing on largely unexplored nineteenth- and twentieth-century sources, this book offers an in-depth study of Britain’s presence in Argentina. Its subjects include the nineteenth-century rise of British trade, merchants and explorers, of investment and railways, and of British imperialism. Spanning the period from the Napoleonic Wars until the end of the twentieth century, it provides a comprehensive history of the unique British community in Argentina. Later sections examine the decline of British influence in Argentina from World War I into the early 1950s.  Finally, the book traces links between British multinationals and the political breakdown in Argentina of the 1970s and early 1980s, leading into dictatorship and the Falklands War. Combining economic, social and political history, this extensive volume offers new insights into both the historical development of Argentina and of British interests overseas.


Informal empire British Empire Diplomats Investment, business Peron Falkland Islands Railway Trade Cultural exchange Rio de la Plata Travelers, explorers

Authors and affiliations

  • David Rock
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of HistoryUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, CAUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-97854-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-97855-0
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